Frequently Asked Questions - Using Face Oil

These are actual questions that we've gotten over the past year from our users, they aren't in any particular order.  If you still have questions please visit our "Get In Touch" page and submit your question.

  1. I have never used oils before, is there one that you suggest I start with?  Short answer...  Start with the nighttime oils.  Long answer...  The nighttime oils are power packed and they include ingredients to make sure that you do not get a skin irritation or breakout.  We suggest starting on a Friday, by Monday your skin will be used to it and you won't be so worried having tried it over a weekend.
  2. So I am interested...  but I need to wear makeup, but I read somewhere that you said you can put makeup on top of the oil... is that a thing?  Short answer....  Yes you can put makeup on top of oil.  Long answer...  So it sounds weird, but funny enough yes putting oil on your skin before a foundation or blush actually makes the makeup go on better.  It smooths out the surface, and most importantly it stops your skin from sucking in all the chemicals in the makeup.  Now, don't put the oil on and then add your foundation right away, wait about 10 minutes and then have at it.
  3. Can I still use my cream, and if so do I put the oil on first or second?  Short answer... We don't advise that you mix the oils with other products.  Long answer...  If you feel you really must, then put the oil on first and not second.  However, you should know that this may cause some skin confusion and could lead to irritation or breakouts.  You know what they say "you can't mix oil with water" and your cream is most assuredly water based.
  4. I have never used oils before, and I saw on Instagram that you said it would help with adult acne...  But I don't get it, I have oily skin, why would I add more oil???  Short answer....  Your skin makes oil because it needs oil.  Long answer...  The human body is amazing, it compensates as best as it can.  When you use products to dry out your skin, because you get pimples or you get that oily feeling in the middle of the day, your body reacts by making sebum.  It's the body's way of trying to moisturise itself, but sebum is not a great moisturiser, it actually makes things worse!  It clogs your pores, and causes acne which is actually a bacterial infection.  By using essential oils, most of which mirror sebum in texture, it signals to your body that it doesn't need to make sebum.  Also, with oils that have antibacterial properties your pores actually get cleaned out.  
  5. I read your blog post on "over-cleansing" and I just started using your oils.  I just want to double check, are you saying I shouldn't use a cleanser in the morning?  Short answer...  Yes I am saying don't cleanse in the morning.  Long answer...   Your skin has a schedule, every night between 10-11pm it does it's repair (it doesn't matter if you are awake or not) when you cleanse in the morning you are washing away all the work that both your skin and the oil have done over night.  Plus if you think about it, what are you doing at night that your skin needs to be cleansed again in the morning?  Are you running a marathon or working outside and sweating?  If you are just sleeping then all you should really have to do is rinse your face with plain water. If that feels awkward for you, then use a light toner as well as doing a plain water rinse.
  6. I am not sure how much to put on, the directions only say apply half a dropper or less....  how do I know how much to use?  Short answer... Think of it like lotion, use enough so that you can see a fine layer on your face and neck.  Long answer....  In the beginning your skin will require less oil, once it gets used to absorbing the oil (usually takes about 3 days) it will require a bit more.  Frequent users put about a 50p coin (US .25 cent) amount to cover both face and neck.
  7. I just started using the oil and initially everything was good, but I am starting to get dry patches in a few areas, does that mean its not working?  Short answer...  No it's working, but some areas of your face may get drier than others.  Long answer... Dry patches occur in areas where your skin used to be oily, this is a sign that your skin likes the oil and it is dependent on you to give it more.  It's also a sign that instead of creating oil (sebum) that your skin is requesting that you give it more oil.  You just need to add more oil to those areas.  After you have done a general application of the oil, put a bit more in areas that are dry. 
  8. My boyfriend is using Glow Man, is it okay for women to use that formula?  Short answer...  Yes you can use Glow Man!  Long answer...  With the exception of Good Night Ahhh, all of our products can be used on men and women.
  9. I am allergic to most nuts, and it doesn't look like you use any, but are there any nuts in your blends?  Short answer....  We do not use any nuts in our blends.  Long answer...  We don't use any nuts in our blends but we do use various seeds i.e. pomegranate and apricot kernel.  If you have an allergy to one of the fruits then it is likely you will be allergic to its seed oil.  However, if you have a nut allergy, there is nothing in any of the blends that will cause a flare up. 
  10. My husband started using my Good Night Ahhh, and he really likes it, is there any reason he shouldn't use it?  Short answer....  he should be using Good Night AhhhMen.  Long answer...... While there is not a lot of data out about men using lavender oil, there is enough to suggest that using lavender frequently can cause men to create additional estrogen.
  11. If I would like to add a sunblock or spf type product while using your oil blends, should I do it before or after I put the oil on?  Short answer...  Put the oil on first and then apply your SPF product on top.  Long Answer...  Putting the SPF product on first and then adding the oil will cause your skin to absorb the SPF, this can lead to skin irritations.  By putting the oil on first you are actually both moisturising and masking your skin from the chemicals in your SPF.